BU-303, Signal when PC is off, NO signal when booted up.
Ok here's my specs:
Atholon 2500+ barton @ 333FSB
Shuttle AN35n-Ultra (capable of 400FSB)
512mb PC2700 GEIL DDR RAM
G-force 440mx 64mb AGP card (4x i think)
120gb Samsung 7200rpm IDE HDD
BU-303 GPS Antenna
All of this is powered by the Opus and i haven't experienced any real "power" problems before, that are noticeable at least.
My problem is: The red LED on the GPS antenna is supposed to blink when it has a good signal, or a "locked" signal i guess? Well, usually when i'm out in the open (in an area that you would expect the antenna to work) it gets a good signal. So the light is blinking while my car is parked and when i'm getting in ... but when i start the car (or even just hit the key to ACC), once the computer boots up it loses it's signal. The LED turns solid and does not get a signal! It isn't really like a certain time after the computer boots up that this does this, but generally, by the time i'd have the computer booted and Frodo up and then try to embed FD0.9 the antenna doesn't have a strong signal. It will do this even if i don't run FD or FP.
I have used the app that came with the software, and i go to it's port (com 3) and hit "start GPS", then "Get Status" ... then i go to the status screen and it trys to get a locked signal forever. It will get like 1 satellite or 2 but never will the LED blink again ...
Does anyone have an idea or have you experienced this problem before? I have tried re-installing the drivers with no help at all. The GPS has worked fine for like 3 months prior to this happening (last month). I can't think of anything that i have changed on the computer or car to do this either.